Israel announced the construction of thousands of homes on the West Bank of the Jordan river

Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the construction of three thousand homes in the West Bank of the Jordan river. About this politician wrote on his Twitter page.

Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu)
31 January 2017, 21:38

“I supported the proposal of the Minister of defence about the construction in Judea and Samaria, three thousand houses,” — said the head of the Cabinet of Ministers.

On 24 January, the Israeli defense establishment announced the start of construction of 2.5 thousand housing units in the region. As reported, the houses will be constructed mainly within existing settlements.

Two days before Netanyahu lifted a ban on construction of houses in East Jerusalem. “You don’t need to agree on the construction of Jewish neighborhoods. We will build where they want and how they want,” said he.

On December 23 last year, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution demanding that Israel stop building settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. The document was supported by all security Council members except the US, which abstained. Israel to implement the decision refused.

In 1967 during the six day war, Israel occupied the West Bank of the Jordan river and began the construction of Jewish settlements. The UN considers this activities in this territory illegal and contrary to international law.